Texas Torrential Rains Didn’t Dampen Holiday Weekend Fun

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On Sunday morning, Texans in the Hill Country and surrounding areas awoke to the back-end of torrential rains that occurred Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Flooding and dramatic water rises in many area lakes and rivers occurred throughout the day on Sunday.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, seven inches plus fell in parts of the Texas Hill Country, including Bandera, Medina, and along the Comal River. The Medina River was clocked at running 20,000 cubic feet per second and was closed temporarily to recreation on Sunday morning due to flooding. If you made your way to the beautiful Paradise Canyon along the Medina, you were turned away due to flooding.

However, these torrential rains did not stop Texans from enjoying the great outdoors on this Memorial Day Weekend.

Families Enjoying the Beautiful Nueces River


Photo: Cathy Kozub

Texans will go to great lengths to enjoy water recreation and the great outdoors despite inclement weather conditions. One family that was turned away from Paradise Canyon headed to the the Nueces River. Located in Uvalde, Texas, the Nueces River only experienced a small water rise drawing in the crowds from all over Texas.

Family, Friends, and Four-Legged Pals Enjoying Park Chalk Bluff Resorts


Photo: Cathy Kozub

Along the Nueces River is the family owned and operated park and resort, Park Chalk Bluff Resorts.  Located just 15 minutes outside of Uvalde, this park offers lots of recreation for family and friends to enjoy the great outdoors and have some Texas fun!

Kayacking Along the Nueces River

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Photo: Cathy Kozub

Families enjoyed all the amenities that Park Chalk Bluff has to offer: fishing, tubing, kayaking, hiking, birdwatching, animal petting, a playground, tenting, cabin rentals and RV camping. The park also has a small grocery store located on site for all your extra needs.


Photo: Cathy Kozub

Park Chalk Bluff offers 21 full-service RV sites, 60 furnished cabins, and 100 tent sites.

When you go:

For reservations, call (830) 278-5515. Park Chalk Bluff is located at 1108 Chalk Bluff Road, Uvalde, Texas, 78801. Check-in time is 3:30 p.m. Check-out time is 12 noon. Cabins have a kitchen, bathroom, and AC. Cabins do not include towels, kitchen utensils, and bed linens. Day passes are offered during the hours of 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.